The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society is seeking an enthusiastic, natural leader for the full time position of Executive Director.

The Society has a rich and long history of providing hospice palliative care in the mid Vancouver Island region. With compassion and dignity, our trained volunteers and professional staff offer many psychosocial support services to the terminally ill and their caregivers and families in their homes, at Hospice House and at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit.

The Society operates a thrift store as our social enterprise, engaging a committed group of volunteers. This revenue, along with donations from individuals and corporations, is critical to our financial sustainability. You are required to have a university degree or combination of education and senior management experience; preferably in the health or social services. With a minimum of five years experience in a senior/executive position, you are able to demonstrate solid understanding in human resource management (staff and volunteers), financial management, communications and public relations skills. Your experience includes contributing to the development of a strategic plan and then leading the implementation of the plans. You are creative, compassionate and have a collaborative leadership style that lends itself to strong team and relationship building. You have solid experience with fund raising and preparing grant applications. You have a sound knowledge of budgeting, financial management and legal issues specific to non-profit organizations. As we are a small organization you must have strong computer/technical competence. An understanding of hospice palliative care and local community resources will be an asset. With strong time management skills you must work flexible hours in order to accommodate community based events and Board activities.

For the full position description please see our website at
Salary: $70 – $90,000/annum

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to by 4:00 PM October 16, 2020. Please put Executive Director Position in the subject line. No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be acknowledged as received, reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.